Times Square to Become Art Installation

New York’s famous Times Square will soon be transformed into an art installation by the Italian artist and architect Cosimo Scotucci named Spectrum, a monument for diversity.

The vast urban-land-art installation is said to be inspired by the concept behind Isaac Newton’s discovery of the colour spectrum in the 17th century, reports designboom. Before Newton, people believed white light was pure and colourless, however, after experimenting with sunlight and prisms, Newton discovered that white light contains a wide spectrum of colours.

Scotucci hopes that this message of diversity will radiate through his Spectrum installation, saying, “Every person is unique, every individual is a single shade in the full display of colour that we call humanity.”

He plans to transform Times Square's array of giant screens and billboards into monochrome colour displays which will continuously change throughout the day and night to showcase the full range of hues, which he hopes will be a lesson of unity, and will provoke viewers to celebrate colour and all that makes us unique and human.

Here's a video showing the projected day/night impact: